Drunk driving is particularly horrible because accidents caused by drinking and driving are entirely preventable.
Car accidents caused by drivers making poor decisions endanger the lives of everyone who is unfortunate enough to share the roads with them. There is no sure way to protect yourself against a drunk driver. You can, however, always wear a seat belt and be vigilant to avoid driving near anyone who is driving erratically. (Learn how to prevent someone from driving drunk.)
Injuries Sustained in Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving accidents are truly devastating. You can sustain serious injuries that affect you in the long-term. Your injuries may require ongoing medical treatment, cause you to miss work, and can even be permanently disabling. But the truth of the matter is that any injury – even minor injuries – and any property damage due to drunk driving accidents are absolutely unacceptable.
Because drunk driving is against the law, it is necessary that the police are called to the scene. If drunk driving is suspected, police will administer a roadside sobriety test to determine whether the at-fault driver is inebriated.
Contact a St. Louis Car Wreck Attorney
It is in your best interests to consult with a St. Louis car wreck attorney. You will most likely have questions that are influenced by the specific circumstances of the accident you were involved in and these should be directed towards an experienced attorney. For example, what if the drunk driver was driving without a license? What if they have no auto insurance? What happens if the at-fault driver goes to jail – can you still collect the compensation for injuries and other damages related to the accident that you are entitled to?
The expenses that result from these accidents can add up quickly, and if you cannot work for a period of time while you are recovering, you and your family could be depending on these monetary damages to get by financially. It is very important that you hand your case over to an experienced auto accident attorney who can get you the full compensation you deserve.
The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. has over 15 years of experience handling car accident cases involving drunk drivers. Call us at (314) 361-4242 to schedule a free and private consultation. The amount of compensation you receive from an injury claim is important for your future.
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